Memo on US Supreme Court Decision on IRAP v. Trump upholding September 24, 2017 Presidential Proclamation of Travel Ban
On June 26, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding President Trump’s third Muslim Ban. MESA continues to believe that the travel ban is at odds with fundamental principles upheld by the scholarly community including non-discrimination and a commitment to the free exchange of ideas. MESA will continue to take proactive steps to mitigate the adverse impact of the travel ban on research collaborations, scholarly activities and the students in our community.
Letter to Iranian authorities concerning the arrest of Iranian-British Professor Abbas Edalat during his recent visit to Iran to attend an academic workshop, with charges of espionage raised against him.
Letter to Iranian authorities expressing concern regarding the sentencing of Professor Sadegh Zibakalam for his interview with Deutsche Welle Persian Service on the December 2017 protests in Iran.
Letter to Iranian authorities protesting the suspicious death in detention of Professor Kavous Seyyed Emami, and our calling upon their undertaking of a complete and thorough investigation of the circumstances of his untimely death.
Latest letter on behalf of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, charged with crimes against state security, urging Iranian authorities to repeal his death sentence.
Alarm over Iranian Supreme Court upholding capital sentence of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali on charges of espionage
Letter to Iranian authorities expressing alarm over the Supreme Court’s upholding of the capital sentence of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali on charges of espionage.
Letter to Iranian authorities expressing alarm over the capital sentence of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali on charges of espionage.
On Monday, March 6, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed a new Executive Order (EO) that restricts entry into the United States for 90 days for all nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
Letter to the Iranian authorities urging them to release Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a permanent resident of Sweden, who has been accused of undermining Iran’s national security and has been sentenced to death.
Third letter to the Iranian authorities urging them to re-instate Hamid Babaei's visitation rights, to ensure that he receives necessary medical care while in custody, and to overturn the conviction related to his academic activities.
Letter to Supreme Leader Khamenei concerning Omid Kokabee and requesting his immediate release from prison on humanitarian grounds because of declining health.
Letter to Supreme Leader Khamenei concerning the arrest, conviction, and conditions of imprisonment of Professor Emeritus Mohammad Rafiee.
Need of proper medical attention for Hamid Babei, serving a 6-year sentence on unsubstaniated charges
Letter protesting the withholding of proper medical attention to Hamid Babaei, a doctoral student of finance who is serving a 6-year prison sentence in Iran on unsubstantiated charges, and who is suffering ill health. This letter follows an earlier letter sent by CAF in May 2014 protesting Babaei’s imprisonment without due process.
Letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei regarding the six-year prison sentence imposed against Hamid Babaei, a doctoral student at the University of Liège in Belgium, urging Iranian authorities to grant Babaei an appeal to overturn convictions related to his academic activities, resulting in his release.
Concern regarding the imprisonment and maltreatment of Omid Kokabee, a doctoral student in physics at the University of Texas at Austin, who was arrested in February 2011 during a visit to Iran and incarcerated at Evin Prison without clear charges or a trial for 15 months. He was later sentenced to 10 years in prison on unsubstantiated charges.
Letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei protesting the recent banning of women from certain university courses under the guise of the implementation of gender segregation at universities.